SBANE members asked to consider MassMEC to save money on energy this winter
Boston (November 24, 2014) –
The Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative (MassMEC) is inviting members of Smaller Business Association of New England to save on the cost of electricity and gas this winter by joining its energy buying group.
MassMEC reached out to SBANE participants after the majority of exhibitors and members who attended SBANE’s Prospectus Event had energy costs as a top-level priority.
MassMEC, which was first announced by Governor Patrick in April, enables manufacturers and companies to lower their energy costs by negotiating volume rates from electricity and natural gas suppliers. It also provides free renewable energy reviews and consultations.
“Since April, over 100 manufacturers and businesses throughout Massachusetts have joined MassMEC to save on electricity and heating costs,” said Shaun Pandit, manager of MassMEC. “Our goal is to help small businesses save on energy so they can invest more money in their own company and hire more employees.”
David Slutz from o-ring and custom seal manufacturer Accushnet Rubber faced astronomical winter electric costs breaking $500,000. After reaching out to MassMEC, David secured $35,800 in winter savings against the average supplier and up to $62,770 against their utility. Michael Tamasi from Avon-based Accurounds, an innovative precision instrument manufacturer, also faced high winter electricity rates and sought MassMEC for the best price. Thanks to the buying group, Michael cut his winter costs by over $3000 compared to other suppliers and up to $17,600 compared to the utility. MassMEC also helped Crusader Papers, a converter and distributor out of North Andover, save over $12,000 this winter on electricity bills, compared to the forecasted utility rates.
MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development agency that created MassMEC, selected EarlyBird Power to manage the Collaborative following a competitive bidding process. EarlyBird Power is a Milton-based energy market expert that provides energy management and sustainability solutions to commercial, municipal and industrial clients. A licensed broker in natural gas and electricity in every deregulated state, EarlyBird uses its market expertise and relationships with wholesale suppliers to help clients save money and “go green.”
MassMEC is also a product of the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative, a Patrick Administration initiative that brings together members of the private and public sectors to support Massachusetts manufacturers.
For more information, please visit http://massmec.com/
About EarlyBird Power
EarlyBird Power is a Milton-based energy market expert that provides energy management and sustainability solutions to commercial, municipal and industrial clients. A licensed electricity and natural gas broker in every deregulated state, EarlyBird assists businesses across the United States with procuring the lowest priced electricity or natural gas supply. EarlyBird monitors market opportunities and risks, market trends, and pricing to serve clients, ensuring the best possible rate, optimal services, and hassle-free transactions.
SBANE was established to provide a legislative voice for small business at the state and federal levels and to make practical information available to help business owners grow their companies.